Thursday, August 11, 2016

More Media Frenzy


Even having predicted that the media's attacks on Trump would be unprecedented, I'm still amazed. Every single news outlet is dedicated to hysterically denouncing Trump, every minute of every day, while cooing at Hillary.

The main story this week: The media's psychotic claim that Trump called for Hillary's assassination.

Trump said: "Hillary wants to abolish, essentially abolish, the Second Amendment. If she gets to pick her judges, nothing you can do, folks. Although the Second Amendment people, maybe there is, I don't know."

Trump is supposed to be joined at the hip to David Duke based on not "disavowing" him with sufficient ferocity the 17th time he was asked about this person he's never met, never mentioned and didn't invite to speak at his convention.

Hillary invited the mother of violent cop-hating criminal Mike Brown to speak at her convention, and the Democratic platform expressly endorses the anti-police Black Lives Matter -- even as these celebrated cop haters inspire the mass slaughter of police officers across the country, in New York City, Dallas and Baton Rouge.
Hmmm. What could Second Amendment people "do"? One thing they could do is what they did do -- in 1994. That was the year gun rights supporters voted out dozens of Democrats who voted wrong on guns, ushering in the first Republican Congress in 40 years.

It's been nearly a quarter century, and the Democrats are still so traumatized by their sweeping losses in 1994, that, even after Gabby Giffords was shot in Arizona, even after the Aurora movie theater shooting, even after the Sandy Hook massacre, Democrats refused to take up a gun bill in the U.S. Senate.

Apparently, the only news you'll be getting from now until the election is the media's own insane interpretation of every little thing Trump says or does. Anyone remember the week-long scandal about a star on a Trump retweet?

No one, not even Joe McCarthy, has ever faced this level of obsessive hatred from our constitutionally protected guardians of liberty in the press. Anyone else would be chewed up and spit out after one minute of such relentless attacks.

But sissy conservatives who have never faced one minute of press hostility blame the victim, saying it's Trump's fault for giving the media openings to twist his words.


Here's Rush yesterday on the same topic:

And, here's the erstwhile conservative (now bunkered K Street 'crats) National Review

Thank Goodness Trump Is a Compulsive Liar


Helly said...

I'm laminating copies of this cartoon.

In the past 5 years, our church has had 2 regular + 4 interim ministers. After listening to some very strange sermons, I was compelled to alert 4 of them to the mental corrosion of watching too much TV. They laughed heartily, which is the Presbyterian way of signaling intellectual capitulation.

Stu Tarlowe said...

I feel that Rush, yesterday, was saying (about the purpose of the 2nd Amendment) essentially what I said in my piece for American Thinker (which Rodger was kind enough to publish after AT was too timid to do so).

Rush's remarks are the proof that Rush Limbaugh, at least, is not too timid to remind folks that the 2nd Amendment very clearly provides for armed resistance to the government.

We cannot be too timid or afraid to point this out to the lo-fos for fear of what the Left's masters of propaganda will do with it.

From Rush's remarks yesterday:

When you talk to gun owners, when they are asked, "What's so important to you? What's the big deal?" they say, "What is the Second Amendment? You know why the Second Amendment's there, don't you?" And they'll say to the gun owner, "No, no. Why is it there?" "Because the founders understood tyranny, and that if government's gonna take our rights away, they gotta get past our guns first." The Second Amendment, as far as many gun owners are concerned, is designed to make sure that government cannot put them in tyranny. It's about rising up against the government. It's about the guns being available to stop government from taking away people's rights. It has nothing to do with what the Drive-Bys are trying to make it.

Sonoboy said...

Exactly, Stu...
It most definitely is NOT so we can put food on the table by 'HUNTIN', as in John F'n Kerry's query, 'Is this where I can get me a huntin license? Oh yeah, he's the one that once served in Vietnam.

Stu Tarlowe said...

Yup. And Kerry (as I pointed out in my previous piece for AT -- which was published there as well as here -- and for which the always classy "Eskyman" told me to "FOAD"!) is also the only person (excepting Donald Trump's ill-considered and lamentable remark) to ever want a Purple Heart!

BTW, I file that "Is this where I can get me a huntin' license?" line from Kerry along with Bubba Clinton's "Some of my most pleasant memories are of early mornings in a duck blind with my rifle!" [Emphasis mine. ST]

Anonymous said...

Sonoboy, Francois Kerry may have been in Nam, I question his "service".

Anonymous said...

Kerry, even then being a politician, has a different meaning of and use for the word "service" than the rest of us do.

Sir H the Comet

gadfly said...

Seriously? You think that Kevin Williamson is wrong when he writes: "Thank goodness Trump is a compulsive liar. Otherwise he'd just be bonkers."

If you cannot face up to The Donald's faults and evaluate them reasonably, how can you vote for him?

I have done my evaluation and have concluded that Gary Johnson gets my vote. Sanity and truth are such endearing qualities for a POTUS to have.

Anonymous said...

I'm voting Johnson, too.
After Hillary's first term, maybe people will be ready to go back to the Constitution.

Stu Tarlowe said...

It's admirable to be an idealist, but being one doesn't indemnify one from doing something patently moronic. A vote is a terrible thing to waste.

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